Fresh Cherry Margarita

Fresh Cherry Margarita Recipe @createdbydiane

I just LOVE cherries and wanted to combine my love of margaritas with cherries in a refreshing and delicious drink to carry me through the summer!     I buy LOTS of cherries, and wow do I enjoy eating them. I can hardly get the bag in the fridge without devouring half of … [Read more...]


Moscato Margarita

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gallo Family Vineyards for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. If you are looking forward to summer, parties and having fun, this Moscato Margarita is going to fit into those plans perfectly! A little known fact is that I LOVE Margaritas, it's … [Read more...]


Cinnamon Apple Hard Cider Cocktail

Cinnamon Apple Hard Cider Cocktail @createdbydiane

Cinnamon Apple Cocktail, oh yes this is one TASTY drink!     I am always up for trying a new drink, but I really don't prefer REALLY Sweet drinks. I usually like Margaritas, Long Island Iced Teas, Vodka and Cranberry and well, now I'm adding this one to the list for … [Read more...]


Homemade Eggnog

homemade eggnog recipe @createdbydiane

It's EGGNOG season and if you haven't made any eggnog yet....well, what are  you waiting for! No need to run to the store to get that thick creamy eggnog that I see everyone putting in their grocery store carts, you can easily make it at home. Which is great, because that means you can … [Read more...]


Old Fashioned Egg Cream-Chocolate Soda

Old Fashioned Egg Cream Chocolate Soda @createdbydiane

  You don't need to head down to the SODA SHOP to enjoy an classic. You can make it right at home, not that going down to McCrorys or Woolwoths wouldn't be fun, I haven been to one in many years and don't know if there are any still around, but I do know what is missing... old … [Read more...]


Strawberry Lemonade Scones

Strawberry Lemonade Scones @createdbydiane

Afternoon tea is getting a fun summer update today.   You know I'm typically all about tea but today calls for strawberry lemonade,   a perfect match to these scones fit for royalty. Join me for a tea party!   No matter how hot it is outside, this updated afternoon tea will be just … [Read more...]


How to make the best tasting Chocolate Syrup

Homemade Chocolate Syrup Recipe @createdbydiane

  Chocolate milk is an all time favorite, with almost everyone I talk to! There is one thing that will make ordinary chocolate milk even better.... that is if you make  homemade chocolate syrup. … [Read more...]


How to make Cherry Italian Cream Soda

Cherry Italian Cream Soda @createdbydiane

  This is my new favorite SUMMER DRINK and I couldn't wait to share it with you, it's pretty and pink and the flavor is slightly sweet, a little creamy and refreshing all at the same time and of course it has whipped cream and a cherry on top, as all good drinks have. I recently posted … [Read more...]


Avocado and Strawberry Margaritas

avocado and strawberry margarita recipe @createdbydiane

May is just about upon us and with Spring in full swing here in Southern California that means lots of get togethers! Cinco de Mayo is at the top of my list for a really fun day to enjoy some delicious food and drinks and enjoy all spring has to offer, like beautiful flowers and the seasons … [Read more...]


Lavender Lemonade

Lavender Lemonade @createdbydiane

Oh my goodness summer is just flying by. Only a couple more weeks and my kids will be back in school. I want summer break to be longer, who exactly do I contact about that! It seems like just when the weather is heating up around here the kids all head back to school and well..... by the … [Read more...]


Lavender Iced Tea

Lavender Iced Tea @createdbydiane

  I have a new obsession to my surprise it's lavender. You see I've never been a huge fan of the smell of lavender, it always seem so sweet. But one sip of lavender tea and I am hooked. I just love how it smooths out the almost tastes slightly sweetened. I don't … [Read more...]


Cherry Lime Smoothie

Totally Tangy Cherry Lime Smoothie @createdbydiane.jpg

It hasn't been cooling off at night at all... last week it did, to at least 75. Not now, it's like we are smack dab at the end of August already... 85 at night is still icky if you ask me. I want to open the windows and let the cool breeze blow in, but instead the air is cranking and I … [Read more...]


Mocha Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie

Mocha Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie @createdbydiane

It may not come as a shock to you that I'd rather stay up late than wake up early, I'm sure I've mentioned it a time or two before. But I'm rarely late, I like to be just on time. I'm sure I could be early, but that would require better planning things out. I'm pretty sure I need some more … [Read more...]


Tropical Avocado Smoothie

tropical avocado smoothie @createdbydiane

A fruit smoothies like no other. Really there is avocado, pineapple and coconut in this delicious smoothie. Perfect for Cinco de Mayo or to whip up and enjoy anytime. I love pineapple and coconut together, it's such a wonderful taste. I've made Grilled Cake and Pineapple that is a … [Read more...]


Green Chicken Chili, Beer Margaritas and other great game day food

Homegating-Tailgating at Home

Homegating: Tailgating with the comforts of home, Couch-TV- warmth and the kitchen sink! You don't have to go tailgating to make the next football game a blast. Have a Homegating get together. For starters there is an avocado dip in football field form, followed by Beer-Margaritas. The main dish … [Read more...]